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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sewing Olympics: 5 Garment challenge - the first completed garment

Here's the first garment of my Autumn wardrobe which I am sewing whilst the Olympics are on TV!
It is too warm here to wear this yet, but I shall be glad of it when the weather starts to cool in Autumn.
The fabric is a lovely soft viscose knit by John Kaldor, bought at the Harrogate Show a while back. I planned to sew it up for last Autumn but didn't quite realise my plans.
The pattern is an adaptation of New Look 6735, with a forward head alteration, the sleeves lengthened by 4" and the neckband replaced with a soft roll neck collar.

I've made this exact style twice before and its a great alterative to a roll neck for those of us strangled by a normal roll neck. Its a great good if you are a bit sensitive to wool, to wear under under wool V neck sweaters or wool jackets which would normally chafe on the neck.

I plan to make myself a pile of these for this coming winter to wear under boiled wool jackets, but this is probably the only one for the Olympic Challenge!

4 comments:

Julie Culshaw said...

Very nice, and smart to sew clothes ahead of the season. Whereas you need to add 4" to your sleeves, I have to take off 3".

SewRuthie said...

The sleeves are only 3/4 length in the pattern, so this was to make them full length for cool season warmth :D

L said...

My goodness. You work fast! I switched gears and decided to resume working on my Lady Gray coat. SWAP sewing will commence...um...eventually. =)

Rhoto said...

Hello Ruthie!!
Goooo GB ;D
Do you have a tutorial for the soft rolled neckline?? ;D
Greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)